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RB Samaje Perine - Washington Redskins

5-11, 233Born: 9-16-1995College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 4

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Perine works as part of a RB2BC strategy in best ball leagues. His talent is superior to Rob Kelley and he should overtake him at some point this year. Kelley is going later than Perine and 20 man roster best ball leagues offer the space to take both and bank an RB2 in at least 6-8 weeks as long as Washington doesn't split the work between the two of them.

Summary

Washington finished 21st in rushing yards, but that paints an unfair picture as the team only ran the ball 379 times (27th in the league). The team averaged 4.5 yards per attempt (9th) and scored 17 rushing touchdowns (6th). In other words, the pieces are in place for a competent running back to make a major fantasy impact. Rookie Samaje Perine will get the opportunity to emerge from the pack as an impact starter. Perine -- not as well known in most circles as his infamous teammate Joe Mixon -- is Oklahoma's all-time leading rusher. At 5'11", 233 lbs., Perine hearkens back to the days when Joe Gibbs was pounding John Riggins behind the Hogs. Don't mistake his build and power game for being one dimensional; he apprised himself well as a route runner in workouts. Simply put, Perine is the most talented running back on the roster and should be no worse than a committee back immediately. (July 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 40, 26, 27, 28, 33, 33, 34, 35, 35, 35, 35, 38, 38, 53, 54, 54, 54, 56
Overall Redraft - 104, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 41, 29, 31, 33, 33, 33, 35, 36, 38, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 48, 54, 54, 54, 60
RB Dynasty - 37, 24, 29, 30, 37, 48
Overall Rookie - 9, 5, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, 14, 14

Stats and Projections

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2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 154 * * 17 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 190 * * 22 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 18 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 148 * * 15 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 101
RB: 37
Overall-PPR: 99
RB-PPR: 36

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2017 Schedule

1vs Philadelphia Eagles
2@ Los Angeles Rams
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Dallas Cowboys
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs New York Giants
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Los Angeles Chargers
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ New York Giants